It's been more than a month that I had 18 of my dearest friends and family gather in my Brooklyn apartment, for an evening of food, wine and lots of laughing.Passover has always been a very significant holiday to me, and one that I highly favor. It was also my grandmother's holiday so this year's celebration was, to me, in her memory.
We started by reading the Haggadah, but didn't read the whole thing, there was just too much going on and 20 minutes were plenty..
With the help of my good friends, Ben and Greg we worked out quite a feast: to start we had the traditional matzo ball soup, followed by a grouper and flounder ceviche, served on a base of eggplant cream:
Then we served an insane amount of food, fingerling potatoes in duck fat, crispy brussel sprouts, white rice with an accent of wild black rice and nuts, roasted root vegetables, herb roasted chicken and the star of the evening, Ben's braised leg of lamb served with parsley and horseradish puree.
The best part was the dessert, my sister made, in the spirit of our beloved grandmother, many kinds of fruit and vegetable shaped marzipan, and set up an incredible display, that was as beautiful as it tasted.
And Matt, with the help of Kayla, iced a hand full of hand shaped passover cookies for our enjoyment.
As you can see, I was highly excited for dessert...
This was a very happy passover, Thanks to this lovely NY family I got.